PLAN YOUR WEEKEND
Enjoy the final weekend of summer. Make it a good one. We are looking at a mix of sun and cloud with highs of 27 through to Sunday.
It’s the 10th anniversary of Hamilton’s Supercrawl. The four days of free music and more festival began Thursday evening and continues until Sunday in downtown Hamilton. Celebrate the diversity of Hamilton's James Street North district with music, film, arts, fashion and culture. Road closures are in effect on James Street North and York Boulevard Saturday and Sunday until Monday morning. Most stage schedules begin at noon and the more than 30 food trucks are parked for the weekend.
It’s game day
Hamilton Tiger-Cats take on Calgary Stampeders Saturday, 4 p.m., at Tim Hortons Field.
Feat for funds
Help United Way Halton and Hamilton on Saturday at the annual Plane Pull. If you aren’t on a team, you can come cheer from the sidelines as each team gets an opportunity to pull a plane 40 feet across the tarmac in the shortest amount of time. Tax receipts for donations over $25. Donations can be made online. uwhh.ca
Once upon a time
Westfield Heritage Village presents the Telling Tales Festival on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gates open at 9:30. The day is packed full of exhibitors, presenters and contests. Bring some books and take part in the book swap. Admission and parking are free.
You may want to bring a blanket, lawn chairs, lunch or snacks. A reusable water bottle that can be filled a the Quench Buggy is also good idea. There will be a book swap and shop, so bring a few gently used children’s books to donate. No pets are allowed on the day of the festival. For other information, visit tellingtales.org
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Arrr! Shiver me timbers! Want to learn how to sword fight like an old salty dog, run in a scavenger hunt, or just dress like a pirate? The Hamilton Children’s Museum, 1072 Main St. E., is celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day and hopes curious kids will come to explore, invent and imagine on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Great Big Theatre Company will be at the museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some fine shanty singing. Dress up like a pirate and get free admission. 905-546-4848.
The annual Burlington Lifestyle Home Show is back at Mainway Recreation Centre on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show features many exhibitors, hundreds of new products, lots of prizes and free draws. The recreation centre is at 4015 Mainway Dr. Free admission. virtualhomeshow.ca
Binbrook Fair is celebrating 163 years with a demolition derby, antique tractor pulls, sheepshearing demonstration, goat show, miniature horse show, heavy horses, horse pulls, baby show, cattle, arts and crafts and a midway. Admission is $8, kids 12 years and under get free entry. All-weekend bracelets are $16, advance purchase only. Opens Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free on the grounds. binbrookfair.org
Terry Fox runs
Every September, Canadians gather to support and run at a Terry Fox Run. Pick a run, they’re all happening Sunday, and join the legacy Fox left. You can find details of all the events at terryfox.org.
Some of Sunday’s local run start times are: Gage Park at 10 a.m., Dundas Driving Park at 9 a.m., Confederation Park, outside Hutch’s at 10 a.m., Mount Hope Youth Centre at 9 a.m., Spencer Smith Park at 9 a.m., Caledonia Fairgrounds at 10 a.m., Byng Island Conservation Park, Dunnville at 1 p.m.
In this file photo, Ninka Bielak, from the Creative Theatre Company, is Alice in Wonderland at the Telling Tales Festival.